Columbus Day

Tamir Rice's funeral
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Here are your morning headlines for Monday, October 8:

photo of protesters in Little Italy
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As many Ohioans celebrated Columbus Day on Monday, protesters took to the streets in Cleveland. Members of the American Indian Movement are calling for the Italian explorer’s name to be taken off the federal holiday.

Protesters made themselves heard at the 65th annual Columbus Day celebration in Cleveland’s Little Italy.

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A group of students in Akron will be marking Columbus Day by joining a group of Native Americans in a walk along the city’s historic Portage Path.

The event acknowledges the people who lived here before Columbus sailed the ocean blue.

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Here are your headlines for Tuesday, September 12th:

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AKRON CITY COUNCIL

A measure being introduced in Akron City Council next month could remove the federal Columbus Day holiday and replace it with something else entirely.

Indigenous Peoples’ Day celebrates the Native Americans who were here when Christopher Columbus landed in the New World in 1492. City Councilman Russ Neal is proposing a switch to Indigenous Peoples Day, citing the atrocities committed by European explorers.